Doctor: Birth of Healthy Baby No Better Than Abortion

Sociologist Charles L Bosk spent time interviewing workers at a clinic that did “genetic counseling” of pregnant women and couples and sometimes encouraged them to abort. They also treated sick children and managed the pregnancies of the woman who didn’t abort, but they showed bias for abortion in many cases. Here is one example.

A couple did not know whether or not their child would be handicapped. They did not abort, and the child was born healthy. This conversation took place between two doctors:

“He [one of the doctors] says, “Look, we’ve been in this situation before with Mr. Whatsit, who had the funny 3rd chromosome. We downplayed it, and everything worked out happily; things worked out in that situation.”

At this point, Bill Smith says, “You’ve got to watch that.”

Giordano is puzzled, “Watch what?”

Bill said, “that “happily” – what if the Whatsits aborted, and the fetus had been normal? Well, it still would’ve been “happily” because it’s a situation they could live with.” Bill then said that Giordano should avoid saying “happily” for pregnancies that are carried to term, that that’s not necessarily any more of a happy conclusion than an abortion.”

Charles L Bosk All God’s Mistakes: Genetic Counseling in a Pediatric Hospital (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1992) 124

Yes, this medical doctor felt that giving birth to a healthy baby was not any “happier” than the healthy baby dying in an abortion. And these were the people who counseled pregnant women in a vulnerable state.

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Free Essay on Abortion: Abortion: Right or Wrong?

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Abortion: Right or Wrong?

Abortion. The very word stirs up controversy- thoughts of clashing protesters, emotional decisions, and political conflict.  Everyone has heard the slogans and sound bites.  Some people have strong beliefs about whether abortion should be available on demand. Others feel caught between the warring factions of “right to life” and “a woman’s choice.”  But what happens when we strip away the rhetoric?

There are people who have been where the news cameras never go- in the procedure rooms and pathology labs behind the closed doors of abortion clinics.  Reading what these doctors have to say is the closest we can come to truly understanding abortion.

Surgical abortion in the first trimester is done by a procedure called Suction Dilation & Curettage.  This is how Planned Parenthood, a pro-choice organization and the biggest abortion provider in the country, describes this procedure on its website:

“Either a hand-held suction device (MVA) or a suction machine (D&C) gently empties the uterus. A separate curette may be used to help remove the tissue that lines the uterus.”(1)

A uterus ‘gently emptied’ of ‘tissue.’ Who could be against such a simple procedure?  But abortion providers know that the reality is very different.

Former abortionist Dr. David Brewer witnessed his first abortion when he was in medical school. This is how he describes the experience:

“I can remember…the resident doctor sitting down, putting the tube in, and removing the contents [suctioning them into a jar]…. My job afterwards was to go and undo the jar, and to see what was inside. I didn’t have any views on abortion; I was in a training program, and this was a brand new experience…. I opened the jar and took the little piece of stockingnette stocking and opened the little bag. The resident doctor said ‘Now put it on the blue towel and check it out. We want to see if we got it all.’ I thought, ‘that’ll be exciting-hands on experience looking at tissue.’ I opened the sock up and put it on the towel, and there were parts of a person in there. I had taken anatomy… I knew what I was looking at. There was a little scapula and an arm. I saw some ribs and a chest, and a little tiny head. I saw a piece of a leg, and a tiny hand and an arm…. Well, I checked it out and there were two arms and two legs and one head and so forth, and I turned and said “I guess you got it all.’ (2)

Abortionists often re-assemble the parts of the baby to make sure nothing is left inside the woman’s body.  Any pieces left behind could cause an infection.

A medical student interning at Planned Parenthood also describes the ‘tissue’ from a ‘gently emptied’ uterus in the first trimester:

“I completely wasn’t expecting it, but there were fetal parts. Like hands. And legs. And kidneys. It was pretty shocking.  But, of course, after the initial shock, I was fine. I was actually fascinated by it. Until I saw one with a face.” (3)

When arguing against abortion, many pro-choice people point to a newly conceived fertilized ovum or a collection of cells. How could such a thing be a person? Putting aside for a moment the debate as to whether life begins at conception, it is clear that the average abortion is performed on a fetus that has advanced far beyond the “ball of cells” stage.

Sue Hertz spent a year observing at one abortion clinic. She writes:

“It was easy to shrug off an aborted pregnancy as nothing more than a sack of blood and globs of tissue- as many pro-choice activists did, if one never saw fetal remains…” (4)

She then describes these remains:

“…an eleven-week-old [aborted baby] harbored tiny arms and legs with feet and toes.  At twelve weeks, those tiny hands had tiny nails…pieces of face- a nose and mouth, or a black eye….were sometimes found in the aftermath.” (5)

Hertz also quoted abortion providers expressing frustration at the rhetoric of their pro-choice supporters. Although dedicated to providing abortions and promoting abortion rights, the clinic workers in Hertz’s book see the carnage of abortion first hand and know it is not something to take lightly.

Another doctor describes his experience:

“In my second year of residency I spent two months on a pathology rotation… and I had to come face-to-face with the contents of those sacks. We were studying the embryology of the ovary…The jumbled-up mass of tissue was easily identifiable as the torn and shredded body of a tiny human being… half of the aborted fetuses were males….” (6)

The doctor could tell the gender of the aborted child. Toward the end of the first trimester, female unborn children already have developing ovaries (and wombs) of their own.

What about later abortion? Abortions in the second trimester (and sometimes the third) are done in a variety of ways, but the most common is Dilation and Evacuation or D & E.   In this type of abortion, the doctor inserts laminaria (sticks made of a seaweed compound) into the woman’s body.  These slowly expand and open the cervix, the lower ‘neck’ of the womb.  A few hours or a day later the woman comes in for the procedure.  Planned Parenthood describes the operation as follows:

“The uterus is emptied with medical instruments and suction….”(7)

In reality, an abortionist uses forceps to literally tear the child apart.  A D&E is described in The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology:

“Of the various ways to perform an abortion after the midpoint of pregnancy, there is only one that never, ever results in live births….However, it is particularly stressful to medical personnel. That is because D&E requires literally cutting the fetus from the womb and, then, reassembling the parts, or at least keeping them all in view, to assure that the abortion is complete…”(8)

A doctor describes a D&E in plainer terms:

“You are doing a destructive process.  Arms, legs, chests come out in the forceps. It’s not a sight for everybody.”(9)

Author Peter Korn, in his book Lovejoy: A Year in the Life of an Abortion Clinic, describes a D&E this way:

“Still holding the forceps, [abortionist] Lane begins pulling, tearing apart the fetus. The first three tugs yield indistinguishable tissue. The fourth brings out more solid mass, which [clinic worker] Anneke, from her position in the back of the small room, immediately recognizes as the trunk of a fetus…. Tiny hands and feet, extracted next, are the most recognizable…. The pieces of the fetus and the placenta are placed by Lane on a surgical tray at his side.”  (10)

These ‘fetuses’ are in fact babies that are fully-formed when they are dismembered.

The carnage of a D & E takes an emotional toll on providers and horrifies observers. Many pro-lifers believe that if a television station would show the procedure (preferably at a time when children are unlikely to be watching television) people would flock to the pro-life movement in droves.

One observer describes a D&E:

“Time after time, the resident plunged the Bierer [forceps] into the woman’s womb, removing a leg, then an arm, then the liver, then the placenta, which the doctor ranted about, because this can make the fetal head extraction more difficult. The last step that I saw was the collapse of the skull and the removal of the brain matter.”(11)

And author B.D. Colen describes a D&E abortion he witnessed this way:

“After dilating, or opening, the cervix, the physician used a curette, the gynecological version of a sharpened spoon, to cut the fetus into pieces he would then remove with forceps. A large petri dish sat on an instrument stand to the right of the girl’s feet…from time to time during the procedure the physician would tap his forceps on the edge of the dish – and into the muck would drop a foot, or a hand, or a piece of rib cage.”(12)

He then goes on to say:

“Having seen what I saw, I cannot for a moment abide the disingenuousness of those who argue that a fetus is not human, or those who convince themselves that abortion is not killing…”(13)

Clinic workers are also often troubled by what they see.

In her book “Abortion at Work: Ideology and Practice in a Feminist Clinic” pro-choice author Wendy Simonds devotes a chapter to the emotional impact of abortion work on providers. A clinic worker is quoted explaining why abortions in the second trimester are so difficult to cope with:

“Because it looks like a baby. That’s what it looks like to me. You’ve never seen anything else that looks like that. The only other thing you’ve ever seen is a baby…You can see a face and hands and ears and eyes and, you know…feet and toes…(14)

Second trimester Dilation and Evacuation abortions are protected under Roe V. Wade. They cannot be restricted in any state for any reason.  Why do women have abortions this late in pregnancy?  According to the CDC, most women who have abortions at this stage are healthy mothers with healthy babies.  In fact, less than ten percent of all second trimester abortions are performed on infants who are not healthy. (15) So what are the reasons?  Some may be women who didn’t realize they were pregnant or who were unable to decide what to do about their pregnancies. Another group includes young women and teenagers who were able to deny and/or hide their pregnancies until they began to show. (16)

The Alan Guttmacher Institute, a research organization founded by Planned Parenthood, conducted a study of women having abortions at various times in pregnancy.

The most common reasons are:

21% Woman can’t afford the baby

21% Unready for the responsibility

16% Concerned about how having a baby would affect their lives

Only 1% of abortions were done because the woman was a victim of rape or incest and only 6% were influenced by health concerns. (17)

Third trimester abortions account for only a small percentage of abortions performed in the United States. However, there are over 3500 abortions a day, and as many as 8,000 abortions in the third trimester in any given year.   Most people are not aware that women can get an abortion in the third trimester for almost any reason. Roe Vs. Wade did stipulate that states could ban third trimester abortions unless a woman’s health was endangered by her pregnancy. However, in the Supreme Court case Doe Vs. Bolton, the concept of “health” was defined so broadly that it allows for almost any abortion. All a woman has to do is complete paperwork asserting that the abortion is detrimental to her mental  health and she can have a late abortion in any state in the country.

Abortions at any stage take a toll on everyone involved- the mother, the father, the clinic workers, and the doctor.  For example, one abortionist from Planned Parenthood discusses his ambivalence:

“This can burn you out very, very quickly…not so much by the physical labor as the emotional part of what’s going on. When you do an ultrasound, particularly if you have children, and you see a fetus there, kicking, moving, living, doing things that your own child does, bringing its thumb to its mouth, and things like that- it’s difficult. Then, after the procedure, sometimes we have to actually look at the specimen, and you see arms and legs and things like that torn off…It does take an emotional toll.”(18)

Faced with the reality of abortion, some doctors harden their hearts.  As one abortionist is quoted saying:

“Abortions are very draining, exhausting, and heartrending….I’ve done a couple thousand … The only way I can do an abortion is to consider only the woman as my patient and block out the baby…”(19)

Others confront the evil of abortion and quit.  Some of these doctors have become powerful voices in the pro-life movement.  Dr. Paul E. Jarrett, Jr, stopped doing abortions. The turning point came when he began one abortion with suction, then switched to forceps after the baby’s foot became caught in the instruments:

“And as I brought out the rib cage, I looked and saw a tiny, beating heart. And when I found the head of the baby, I looked squarely into the face of another human being- a human being that I had just killed. I turned to the scrub nurse and said, “I’m sorry.” But I just knew that I couldn’t be part of abortion any more.(20)

When you began reading this article, you may not have known the reality of abortion.  Now you do.  What choice will you make? Will you harden your heart? Or will you resolve to oppose the killing of these babies?  All people- abortionists, activists, ordinary people, you and I- may one day be held accountable for the choices we have made.  What will you do?

For more quotes from abortion providers go to http://www.clinicquotes.com

Notes

1.  Planned Parenthood Website

2.  David Kuperlian and Mark Masters, “Pro-Choice 1990: Skeletons in the Closet” New Dimensions Magazine October 1990

3.  From the blog “Never a Straight Answer” Thursday Jul 7, 2005 Entry: “I Love Uteri”http://gdeuce13.blogspot.com/2005/07/i-love-uteri.html

4.  Sue Hertz Caught in the Crossfire: A Year on Abortion’s Front Line ( New York,: Prentice Hall Press, 1991)  104

5.  Ibid.

6.  Speech by Dr. McArthur Hill at “Meet the Abortion Providers” Convention. Can be found at http://www.priestsforlife.org/testimony/hill.htm

7.  Planned Parenthood Website

8.  The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1976 Sept 1, 126(1) 83-90.

9.  Dr. William Thompson, quoted in Liz Jeffries and Rick Edmonds “Abortion: The Dreaded Complication”The Philadelphia Inquirer, Aug. 2, 1981.

10.  Peter Korn. Lovejoy: A Year in the Life of an Abortion Clinic (New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1996)  235-236

11.  Margaret A. Woodbury, “A Doctor’s Right to Choose” Salon Magazine July 24, 2002

12.  D. Colen “A High, But Necessary, Toll” Newsday May 12, 1992

13.  Ibid.

14.  Wendy Simonds Abortion at Work: Ideology and Practice in a Feminist Clinic (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1996) p 88

15.  Dena Kleiman. “When Abortion Becomes Birth: A Dilemma of Medical Ethics Shaken by New Advances”New York Times Feb 15, 1984

16.  Ibid.

17.  “Reasons Why Women Have Induced Abortions: Evidence from 27 Countries” Family Planning Perspectives, Vol. 24 (August 1998). The Alan Guttmacher Institute, “U.S. Women Who Obtain Abortions: Who and Why?” Family Planning Perspectives, Vol. 4, (July/August 1988).

18.  Abortionist Dr. Ed Jones (pseudonym) Nancy Dey. Abortion: Debating the Issue (New York: Enslow Publishing, 1995) 49

19.  John Pekkanen. M.D.: Doctors Talk About Themselves (New York: Delcorte Press, 1988) 90-91

20.  Nat Hentoff. “A Pro-Life Atheist Civil Libertarian” Free Inquiry Vol 21, Issue 4, Fall 2001, 16

 

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In preantibiotic era, legal abortion was no safer than birth

“In the pre-antibiotic era prior to World War II, sepsis was the principal cause of maternal mortality.  Even during this period, hospitals which did not perform abortions had maternal mortality rates that were no higher than other institutions where so-called “therapeutic abortion” was practiced.”

Professor of Medicine Dr. Eugene F. Diamond. According to Diamond, the situation is the same today, even with modern antibiotics, lending credence to the belief that abortion is not, in fact, safer than giving birth. (Read about some of the complications of abortion, Physical and emotional.)

Judie Brown “The Facts about Abortion: The Life Guide Volume 3 (Stafford, Virginia: American Life League, Inc., 1998) 36 to 37

Of course, now most abortions (over 90%) are performed in clinics. But 40 years before Roe versus Wade, when abortion was extremely restricted but still available in some cases, hospitals that legally performed them had death rates comparable to hospitals that only handled births. Both birth and abortion carried the same risk in this time period. Abortion did not save lives, even when performed legally.

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Author Faye D Ginsburg discusses media bias

Author Faye D Ginsburg said the following in 1989:

“The media in general gives disproportionate attention to violence and conflates those who carry out that activity with the [Pro-life]movement as a whole. It is not only that violence makes a good story that sells newspapers. The profession of journalism is dominated by liberals who favor a pro-choice position. Not surprisingly, the more extreme and reprehensible pro-life activities that paint the movement in the worst light receive the most coverage.”

Faye D Ginsburg Contested Lives: the Abortion Debate in an American Community (Berkeley and Los Angeles California: University of California Press, 1989) 52

In the 1980s – 1990s, coverage of the abortion issue was extremely biased. It still is – and this is evidenced by how few media outlets covered the Gosnells trial – but it was much much worse back in the day. I have always believed that the Internet is one of the major reasons why there are fewer abortions today and why the pro-life movement is stronger, much stronger, that was in the 1990s when I was first getting involved. People now have access to news and information that was not available when the major news sources were able to control all the information that people got. Now sites like Live Action, Lifenews, Life Site News, etc. give information to thousands and thousands of people a day. This website gets around 1500 visits a day, and the information on it reaches far more people than I could ever reach without the Internet. But the media bias is still a problem.

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“Genetic counselor” encourages abortion even when baby could be healthy

Sociologist Charles L Bosk interviewed workers and sat in on sessions at a clinic that did genetic counseling, where medical professionals encouraged abortion when women came in pregnant with children who had disabilities.

In one case where a doctor was counseling a couple about their pregnancy, an amniocentesis revealed that the baby may or may not be handicapped. The counselor did not urge her to abort. Samuels, another doctor, thought he should have:

“Samuels knew exactly what direction he would take in counseling. He described the pregnancy as “unacceptable” and then continued: “The woman is 34, she had the procedure [amniocentesis] done for high anxiety, and nothing that has been done so far would reduce the level of anxiety. In fact, given the marker, this is the kind of  situation where you can’t even tell immediately after birth whether or not the child will be born with some damage”…

…You have a test result. And when you look at the whole picture, the 34-year-old woman, the high anxiety – you see she needs more direction. You have a resolvable situation; you can remove her anxiety by performing the abortion. And if you told her she could get pregnant again, they would not be in the place they are now.”

Charles L Bosk All God’s Mistakes: Genetic Counseling in a Pediatric Hospital (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1992)  120 – 121

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Pro-choice activists: we love abortion

Pro-lifer John Jansen put together the following series of images showing screenshots of pro-choice activists saying that they “love” abortion. This is not the “safe, legal, and rare” that politicians talk about – this is pure proabortion rhetoric.

First, a graphic which has been making the rounds on Facebook:

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Now some more screenshots from around the net:

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i-love-abortion-on-rh-reality-check

Now here are some pictures of the things that these pro-choice activists “love”

From a baby aborted at 9 weeks

From a baby aborted at 9 weeks

From A baby aborted at 10 weeks.

From A baby aborted at 10 weeks.

8 weeks

8 weeks

20 weeks – legal in most US states

20 weeks 

Late-term abortion. This baby was aborted legally. The clinic worker in the screenshot was describing handling the body of a baby that died by abortion around this age

Late-term abortion. This baby was aborted legally. The clinic worker in the screenshot was describing handing the instruments to an abortionist killing a baby like this one. She “loves” this.

 

The quotes above were taken from an article at LifeNews. You can see this article here

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Interview with Jewels Green, former clinic worker

Clinicquotes did an interview with former clinic worker Jewels Green. Her website, which has more information about her story as well as article she has written, can be found here.

1. What was the counseling like in your clinic? Did you give accurate information? Was it biased?

Women who came in to the clinic for an abortion were seen by a counselor one-on-one before paying for their abortion. This mandatory counseling session included making sure the abortion was her decision and that no one was coercing her, explaining the abortion procedure and aftercare, and asking her what kind of birth control she was intending to use when she resumed sexual activity after her abortion.

During my time working at the clinic a law was enacted requiring abortion clinics in Pennsylvania to offer each woman state- drafted information on fetal development that includes hand-drawn actual-size sketches of the detailed level of fetal development as well as size by weeks LMP of pregnancy. There was a script we had to follow, also drafted by the state, that went something like this—know that I’m paraphrasing from memory, “I am required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to offer you detailed information on fetal development and information on WIC and public assistance available to pregnant women and families. The father of child is legally obligated to assist you financially in raising your child should you choose to continue the pregnancy. Would you like to see any of these materials?” Nine times out of ten, more like 19 times out of 20, the woman would decline.

Ultrasound of baby at 10 weeks

Ultrasound of baby at 10 weeks

….When explaining the abortion, the word “baby” was never used, rather “contents of the uterus”, “the pregnancy”, or “products of conception” were the preferred terms to refer to the fetus.

2. Have you ever witnessed a second trimester abortion? Is there any way you may be able to describe it?

No, I have never witnessed a second trimester abortion. However, when the clinic where I worked gained approval to do abortions up to 16 weeks (from the original limit of 14 weeks) I had seen the aftermath of a few of those abortions in the autoclave room (where surgical instruments are washed and sterilized and where the doctor reassembles the body parts of the fetus to assure a complete abortion.)

14 weeks

14 weeks

3. Did you ever view the remains from abortions? If so, can you tell me what you saw? How did the clinic handle the remains? Were they buried, incinerated, sent to the lab, etc?

I saw the remains of hundreds, if not thousands, of first-trimester abortions in the more than five years I worked at the abortion clinic. The remains were bagged in red biohazard bags with anything else bloody, and put into a freezer until they were picked up by a medical waste management company. I assume they were then incinerated, but I do not know for certain.

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4. Were parts ever visible?

9 weeks

9 weeks after conception

“Of course teeny-tiny body parts were visible. Well over half of the time body parts were easily discernible. Maybe more like 75% of the time. That was the only way the doctor could ascertain that the abortion was complete–to count limbs, make sure the spine and skull were present. The “blob of cells” argument is only spouted by people who have never seen the aftermath of an abortion. It is true that in a very, very early surgical abortion (about 8-9 weeks LMP) [Editor: this is about 6-7 weeks after conception] the fetal parts are too small to be seen, and in those cases the doctor looks for the gestational sac and chorionic villi to ensure a complete abortion.”

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Abortion clinic administrator says her patients are “happy and healthy”

Abortion clinic administrator:

“Pretty typically, our patients come from small towns… The majority are happy and healthy. If anything is guilt and trauma inducing, it’s the people picketing in front of our clinic.”

Faye D Ginsburg Contested Lives: the Abortion Debate in an American Community (Berkeley and Los Angeles California: University of California Press, 1989) 2

Testimonies from women who have had abortions seem to indicate that most are not going into the abortion clinic “happy” about their decision. As for healthy, this just gives evidence that few abortions are done for medical reasons.In fact, an analysis of all the abortions that took place between 1980 and 2000 found that only .36% were performed on women who had a health problem that interfered with her pregnancy.

Pro-life protesters are not there to make women feel guilty, but to offer them information they may not get inside the clinic and help with alternatives. Often clinic workers give false and misleading information about unborn babies and do not present all the abortion alternatives and where to go for help. Sidewalk counselors try to reach the women going in with the truth that they do not have to have an abortion; there are other options available and people who will help them in real, practical ways. Crisis pregnancy centers, which these sidewalk counselors often direct women to, offer a full range of services to pregnant women and their partners including free counseling, ultrasounds, baby clothes and diapers, and referrals to many different organizations. Sometimes these crisis pregnancy centers offer free medical care and housing along with parenting classes and job training. In contrast, the abortion clinic will take their money, do the abortion, and then send them home to cope with the aftermath.

Abortion itself can have very severe psychological complications for many women. A woman who has an abortion is 6 times more likely to commit suicide than a woman who hasn’t. Teens have a 10 times higher suicide rate after abortion. Hospitalizations for psychiatric illness and other disorders, as well as grief and guilt reactions sometimes including bad dreams or a condition similar to posttraumatic stress disorder, can sometimes happen

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French website: abortion pill destroys “eggs”

A French goverment website has the following in its description about abortions by pill.

“In 60% of cases, the abortion (expulsion of the egg) takes place within 4 hours after taking misoprostol”

This language categorizes the baby being aborted as a “fertilized egg.” Completely dehumanizes him or her, and this is especially egregious when you realize that abortions by pill are done as late as midway through the 2nd trimester in France. This is the information that the French government thinks that women need to know before consenting to an abortion. When she delivers her baby, complete with arms and legs and fingers and toes, then she will realize what the reality of abortion is.

9-10 weeks.

9-10 weeks.

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Planned Parenthood: Children of the Poor are Too Costly

A fund-raising letter of Planned Parenthood committee of Pittsburgh:

“Have you ever stopped to consider how much the “unwanted” children of poor and ignorant parents are costing you in the community in increased relief load, state medical and mental care, juvenile delinquency, and criminality?… There is a critical need for the expansion of this work [birth control] in American slums and other areas.”

Johanna Choen Choice & Coercion: Birth Control, Sterilization, and Abortion in Public Health and Welfare (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2005)

This is an old letter from before abortion was legal, but it shows the disregard Planned Parenthood had for minorities and the poor.

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